Set One: Mamu, Much Obliged > Chameleon > Much Obliged, You Can't Blame The Youth, Nachos For Two, All in Time, Slacker > The Other Side Of Things > Drums > Kimble, All Night Long
Set Two: A Go Go > Sociable Jimmy > A Go Go, Prowler > Front Porch > Bob's Cloud > Front Porch, Hey 19 > Q*Bert > I Want You Back, 2x2, Hangover, Example 1, Divisions
Encore:Se A Cabo
Collection UmphreysMcGeeBand/Artist Umphreys McGeeDate March 25, 2000Venue Jimmy SeasideLocation Stamford, CTSource <b>SBD</b> > D8 > za2 > soundforge > wav > cdr > shn (retracked).
January 12, 2012
Radio Plagued but... A good snapshot nevertheless
Mamu is a nice way to start. Joel especially sounds great here. Much Obliged starts up strong. Joel has traded his earlier piano riffs (98 intro of Much Obliged) for an organ sound. The show sounds like a lot of fun with a great Much Obliged & a fun You Can't Blame the Youth. Nachos rocks as does All in Time, but Slacker through Kimble is just killer. I love Umphrey's now, but it's undeniably easier to hear Joel and even Brendan in this formation - it's especially obvious in Kimble.
The second set is plagued by an ongoing radio broadcast - not sure what's going on here, but the band hears it too and it's distrating. Despite this, "A Go Go > Sociable Jimmy > A Go Go" is well played. Prowler, a new song, is just incredible with driving piano and guitar and slams right into "Front Porch". "Front Porch" during this period is just unbelieveble. Fun and loose, but together when it counts. "How am I supposed to live?" The song inside of Front Porch sandwich is "Waterfalls" naturally. I think the "Hey 19" and the "I Want You Back" covers are entertaining, but Umphrey's jams better when they play their songs, so 2x2 through Divisions raises the bar back up again.
Ok, I saw the note now about the radio pickup coming from Joel's keyboard. Hangover is really slinky to start. I'm liking it. The crowd is weak in the sing-along (but that will change in a few months). Example 1 is well played as is Divisions, though they are clearly wrapping it up.
Joel pooped before the encore according to the stage announcements.